Finger Painting for Grown-Ups: A Sensory Delight
I’ve been CAPTIVATED with using my paint markers* lately to do more than just write, draw, color and make marks with. This isn’t just basic finger painting for adults using paint markers. This will take your work and how you think about creativity to an entirely new level.
Journey deep into a hands-on realm of luscious color, exploratory layers and expressive journal pages. BYO journal and a sense of play to this fun, new workshop. Explore layers of paper, paint and pen using a plethora of NEW creative techniques and playful exploration. Learn how to use your fingers (and other tools) to manipulate layers of color and textures. Using paint markers and your fingers to push and layer paint around on the page is an entirely different experience than painting with acrylics and brushes. It can be messy at first, but once mastered, it’s a way to achieve newfound freedom in your work!
I have been obsessed about the freedom and creative possibilities offered in this workshop. Be prepared to play, expand upon your creativity toolbox and to laugh.
I have taught this workshop multiple times and students have always raved about it. Students who were on the fence before have later confessed, “This is my new favorite thing to do!”
Learn how to gain freedom in art making. We’ll also talk about how to create on the go art using your journal and a few paint markers. We’ll leave no idea uncapped after this intensive, colorful and messy workshop!
*Water Based Paint Markers: Sharpie, Posca, Holbein, Molotow, Montana, etc… (these are acrylic based paint markers.)
If you have them (and if you don’t, I will!) please bring water based paint markers (even ones that won’t write but have gobs of paint still left in them!) Also fun are refills for water based paint markers that you haven’t used in ages and I’ll share how to use them (instead of leaving them to dry up or tossing them. Again, I will have them if you don’t! So, please don’t fret if you don’t have water based paint markers or their refills. Do NOT go out and buy paint markers for this workshop! I am known for NOT traveling light to my workshops!)
Supply list: your journal, apron, water based paint markers and refills (see above comment), mini 01 catalyst tool, a colour shaper (Ranger makes inexpensive ones) and palette knife (ONLY if you have them, I will have extras to share), an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, your favorite paint brushes, a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that’s more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don’t want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
My workshops are always about inspiring creativity, generating ideas and learning how to see. The ideas can be translated into a variety of art forms. Use your art journal “as is” or for a springboard of inspiration for other art forms and living a creative life! I am well known for not traveling light and bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) acrylic paints and mediums, collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more.
eginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of my classes.